While the upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series is set to spotlight Sam Wilson’s “complicated” transition to the Captain America mantle, the show will also be introducing a collection of new characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
From Wyatt’s Russell’s U.S. Agent to the anarchist Flag Smashers, a large lot of legacy characters from Cap’s comics have already been confirmed to be joining the fray. While those specific parts have been established, there are still a number of rumored roles for the streaming series’ stacked cast.
The Direct reports rumors that Elijah Richardson has joined the cast of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and is rumored to be playing Eli Bradley, better known as The Patriot. Richardson will reportedly portray Bradley in two episodes of the upcoming streaming series.
Introduced in Young Avengers #1, Eli Bradley was cemented as the leader of the junior Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Bradley led that group alongside original team members such as Cassie Lang and Kate Bishop, both of which promise to be big players in the MCU’s Phase 4.
Fighting with the made-up name of The Patriot, Eli is the grandson of Isaiah Bradley, a former Captain America in his own right.